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Put the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on your summer must list to explore the gardens, attend a class and check out the brand-new lakeside Visitor Center!
The Ford House has always been a favorite place to visit. Edsel & Eleanor Ford’s house on Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Shores is beautiful and the grounds fun to explore all year long. The new 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Visitor Center takes the experience to a new level with a permanent interactive museum exhibit, indoor and outdoor class room space and a restaurant featuring a picnic to-go option.
Your littles will love getting their hands on the massive touch screens to scroll through pictures and design their dream house. See vintage cars on display and play designer as you pick your favorite elements to design your own prized ride. Like everything else in the new space on the estate, the exhibit is stunning to look at with even the smallest details being given consideration. It’s a modern and chic way to learn about the Ford family and their impact on automotive innovation.
Sit down for a family meal at The Continental or grab food to go at The Speedster for a picnic on the grounds. The kids grill cheese meal comes with fresh fruit for only $6! The grounds of the Ford House are picture perfect at all times of year but the summer is extra special as you can stroll through the rose gardens, check on the vegetables at Josephine’s Playhouse and watch boats sail on Lake St. Clair.
The Ford House is open Tuesdays – Sundays and a grounds pass is $5 per person, kids 5 and under are FREE!
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House // 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48https://www.fordhouse.org/event/06012021/ford-house-grounds-pass236
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..